Teachings In The Air is an Indigenous health and wellness podcast hosted by Elder Gerry Oldman.
Teachings in the Air aims to inspire, motivate, and empower Indigenous people to be sound in mind, body and spirit - because that's what healthy means.
“Let’s understand that the children are relying on us adults to do the right thing, and when we do the
right thing let’s celebrate” – Gerry Oldman
Welcome back to the Finale of Season 6 of Teachings in the Air!
The last episode of this season is titled “Celebration”
Hello Friends & Relatives, this is the last episode in the sixth season of Teachings in the Air. This episode
is a look into Gerry’s growth and finding reasons to celebrate. From the smallest to the biggest victories,
it started with looking at himself and finding reasons to celebrate. Appreciation for the teachings shared
with him to be passed onto many others, like yourself. This is the last episode of Season 6, so let us
celebrate and await the next season of TIA!
Gerry announces that the upcoming Season 7 will be titled “Let the Healing Begin” to continue the
healing journey and find more guests and cover different topics related to healing our mind, body, and
spirit. Thank all the friends and relatives for tuning into TIA, and continuing to share Gerry’s podcasts
with anyone who could use a kind word. Walk gently and take care.
Welcome back to Teachings in the Air season 6 titled #TheHealingRoad
This week's episode of TIA is titled "Oh Canada"
Welcome friends and relatives to another episode of Teachings in the Air with host Gerry Oldman. This episode is about the impact identity had on Gerry's life. Gerry shares his experience with struggles of identity and growing up Indigenous in Canada. This episode contains an audio clip by Chief Dan George, it's a message that inspired and motivated Gerry, so he's sharing it with you.
Welcome back to TIA Season 6 called #TheHealingRoad
This week’s episode is titled “Ground Zero: Land Back”
TIA’s Gerry Oldman talks about his experience at Plymouth Rock which he called “Ground Zero.” Gerry
shares his experiences and stories from a lot of his travelling. The many communities that have left Gerry with an
impact, a teaching, and a story to share. We get some insights into what Gerry would love to see the
entire community return to, its original state.
Welcome back to TIA Season 6 #TheHealingRoad
This week’s episode is titled “The Benefits of Touch Therapy”
This week Gerry share’s the space with guests Susan Dupuis, and Aaron Strong. They are massage therapists sharing about their stories of how they got into touch therapy. Gerry shares about the tension his body used to carry throughout his life, the muscle and back problems that plagued him until he decided to go to a massage therapist. They share a great discussion about the importance of taking care of your physical body alongside the mind and spirit.
Welcome back to this week’s episode of TIA!
This is episode 8 of season 6 which is titled #TheHealingRoad
This is titled “Resilience & Perseverance”
Gerry reflects on a trip he took to South Africa in 2022, learning about, and experiencing, the land that one of his role models Nelson Mandela used to walk. Gerry shares stories about his learning of history, and admiration of people who stood up to preserve a way of life, that stayed true to their messages despite the opposition. He tells stories from his trip to South Africa, and how they impacted his thinking about resilience and perseverance.
“There’s a need, at that time and still today, for culturally relevant services. Services that our people feel comfortable with and understand”
Welcome back to the 7th episode of Season 6 titled #TheHealingRoad
This week’s episode of Teachings in the Air is called “Memory Lane”
Gerry joins us this week after a stroll through memory lane. After a recent trip to his home territory, he shares the path of memories that were sparked by this visit. Gerry tours his old home, and shares about his experiences of where he came from, the challenges of addiction and overcoming them through finding community and help however he could. Gerry talks about the importance of the cultural approach to healing and services for the indigenous community.